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Pele has Premier League ambitions

31 January 2019

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New signing Pele is determined to help Nottingham Forest reach the Premier League as he signs a loan deal until the end of the season.

The midfielder has joined from French side AS Monaco and is keen to get straight into English football and help Forest reach the top flight.

He said: "I have a good feeling to come here to help Nottingham Forest to go up. I am very happy to be here; it is my dream to play in England and now I have the opportunity to play here I will do my best to help the team.

"I know it is a very difficult league because I have a lot of friends in England, playing in the Championship, so I know it will be difficult. But I will do my best every day to become ready to play in this league.

"We will try to go to the Premier League. It is why I have come here as we have a good opportunity to get there. We will try to win our remaining games and it is my goal to try and reach the Premier League and all of the players will do our maximum to try and do that."

The 27-year-old has already spoken to manager Martin O'Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane and is eager to start playing under the duo.

"I am looking forward to playing for them," he said. "I spoke with them yesterday, they explained what they wanted from me and I will do my best every day to be happy in this team.

"The fans will see that I will do my best because I am a player who, in every game, gives their all to enjoy their football and to stay ready for all the game.

"I need a few days to be ready but I will be ready very fast because we have a game in two days and I will do my best on the field."

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